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Jan 12, 2013 5:00am PST
already making history. miss montana, alexis, is the first miss america contestant diagnosed with autism. she said she used to spend hours alone in her room refuse to go talk to anyone. even though she was considered highly functioning, she was ridiculed because of a speech impediment and intense shyness. >> growing up, i was a loner, i barely hung out with anyone. i would stay in my room for hours just not wanting to talk to anyone. the girl you are seeing now is not the same girl you would have saw ten years ago. i have overcome so many of my symptoms. >> alexis credits her family with helping her become comfortable with herself. she said that enabled her to get out and try new things. >>> another contestant has made a difficult decision, miss district of columbia, alex rose, plans to undergo a double mastectomy after the competition whether she wins or loses. she's taking action to prevent breast kansas which are claimed the lives of her mother, grandmother, ain't and great-aunt. her mom was diagnosed in 2007. the competition is tonight at 9:00 right here on abc7. >>> well, tom
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